July 23rd, 2012, 02:51 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cotswolds, England
Device(s): SGS4 GT-i9505. Rooted. KitKat 4.4.2 G.E. ML4 Echoe ROM. Baseband: NBE. Kernel: ktoonsez+PhilZ
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Originally Posted by tomd182
After rooting my phone I uninstalled the stock Messaging app with Root Uninstaller. I made a backup of the Mms.apk file. A few days later I tried to reinstall it, but when I run it, it only says "Application not installed".
I've been searching around for hours, tried copying the backed up apk to the /system/app folder, changing permissions, rebooting, flashing various zip packages, wiping the delvik cache, etc, but still it says "Application not installed".
When I go to the /system/app folder with Super Manager, the copied apk file is displayed as Messaging(No install) ?! screenshot: hxxp://i49.tinypic.com/33zd1jb.png
I also tried with some other apks I found online but it doesn't work either.
I know I could flash the ROM, but I'd like to use that as a last resort.
Any ideas/suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
Hello and welcome to Android Forums tomd182
Did you make a nandroid backup
before making those changes?
If so, you could use that to restore your phone.
Failing that, you could just re-flash the firmware again.
Personally, I use Titanium Backup to, "freeze", my Messaging app, ( [SMS/MMS PREF...ing 4.0.3 XWLPI] ). Perhaps you also uninstalled an ancillary service as well, such as, [SMS/MMS
For details of how to freeze/remove app's in rooted phones, see here